How To Select, Care And Re-Bloom Your Easter Lily

How To Select, Care And Re-Bloom Your Easter Lily
Easter Lilies, (Lilium longiflorum), with their large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers and wonderful fragrance are a traditional Easter time treat. Here are some tips for choosing lily plants that will last through the holiday season and beyond. Choose a plant with flowers and buds in various stages of development, preferably from tight bud to partially opened... 
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10 Most Beneficial Garden Insects You Should Avoid Killing

10 Most Beneficial Garden Insects You Should Avoid Killing
Some of these insects pollinate flowers for you and some like to kill insects and harmful garden and yard pests, so you should kill them, vice versa you should attract them to your garden. Praying Mantis. It is capable of removing your pesky garden pests instantly. Praying mantis like to eat grubs, bugs, aphids, grasshoppers,... 
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How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers

How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers
Spinach is one of the healthiest and tastiest vegetables ever, and growing spinach in containers is easy, you can even grow it indoors on a windowsill. Sow seeds 1/2 inches deep directly in containers or in a seed tray. Seedlings will germinate in 5-14 days depending on the variety and growing conditions. If you have... 
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How To Take Care Of Orchid Plants Indoors

How To Take Care Of Orchid Plants Indoors
Orchids are some of the most commonly grown houseplants. Provided they have proper growing conditions, it isn’t difficult to learn how to take care of orchid plants. Most orchids require moist, well-draining conditions. There are several types of growing media that can be used with orchid plants—redwood or fir bark, sphagnum peat moss, rocks, cork,... 
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How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden

How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden
Shallots have a mild, subtle onion flavor that makes them very popular with chefs. How can you grow it yourself? You can cut some of the green tops to use as green onions, but leave some to feed the plants. Fall planted shallots will be ready to harvest early the following summer. Spring planted shallots should... 
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How To Grow And Care For Aloe Vera

How To Grow And Care For Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a very useful plant: if you burn yourself that soothing fresh gel contained in the leaves is right there waiting for you. Here are some tips for growing and taking care of it. In the garden, you want your Aloe vera to get 2 or 3 hours of sun a day. Indoors,... 
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6 Perfect Herbs For Growing In Containers

6 Perfect Herbs For Growing In Containers
These herbs can be tricky in the ground, but pot them up and watch them thrive. Lemon thyme. Lemon thyme is best grown from plants, not seeds, and should overwinter outdoors. The following spring, prune back to new growth. Trim plants over the growing season by cutting back stems. Lemon thyme will flower nicely if... 
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How And When To Prune Raspberries And Blackberries

How And When To Prune Raspberries And Blackberries
Unpruned raspberry bushes won’t yield more berries and can lead to problems and even early die out of the raspberry bushes. Pruning raspberry plants does more than just keep your plants under control. Raspberries can be prone to disease and pruning inhibits the spread of disease throughout your patch. To insure that light and air... 
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How To Grow A Mango Tree in Pot

How To Grow A Mango Tree in Pot
Mango is tart, spicy and sweet in flavor, it isn’t frost tolerant and dies easily if temperature drops below 30 F. Good news is that you can grow mango tree in pot. Propagating it from seed is a bad idea because it may take up to 8 year to produce fruit and even after that... 
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11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost

11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost
Composting is certainly by far the main way to naturally enrich your soil and every gardener must do it. So here are 11 best composting tips that will make composting easier. Just add water. If your compost is not broken, add water until the consistency is similar to that of a moist wrung-out sponge. Shred... 
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